Media Strategist, Voting, Activism and Youth Culture Expert
Democracy works and Jehmu Greene will speak at every college campus, go on every news show, and shout it from the rooftops until all of America knows it. A widely sought-after speaker, she is out to galvanize American democracy, leading the movement to engage US citizens in their government and teach them that they have…
Democracy works and Jehmu Greene will speak at every college campus, go on every news show, and shout it from the rooftops until all of America knows it. A widely sought-after speaker, she is out to galvanize American democracy, leading the movement to engage US citizens in their government and teach them that they have the power to change the world through activism and voting.
A political and pop culture commentator with a background in politics, media, and entertainment, Greene is a recognized expert on voter engagement, issue advocacy, young voters, and celebrity politics. She has been featured on The Daily Show, The O’Reilly Factor, Anderson Cooper 360°, MTV News, NBC Nightly News, CBS Evening News, ABC World News, and all major cable news networks.
Former National Director of Project Vote and the immediate past President of Rock the Vote, she developed progressive issue campaigns, executively produced award-winning public service announcements, and implemented strategic partnerships with large media companies. Under her leadership, Rock the Vote’s membership grew from 1,500 to 1 million, the organization worked with over 250 of the nation’s top celebrities, registered a record 1.4 million new voters, and helped increase youth voter turnout in the 2004 election.
She has been recognized as one of Essence magazine’s “40 Women Under 40 Shaping the World,” and received the National Conference for Community and Justice’s Community Service Award, the American Association of University Women’s Women of Distinction Award, and the National Council for Research on Women’s Women Making a Difference Award. Essence magazine also named Greene one of the “35 Most Beautiful and Remarkable Women in the World.”
Greene has worked on over 20 political and issue campaigns at local, state, and national levels. She is a former Director of Women’s Outreach and Southern Political Director at the Democratic National Committee. A founder and managing partner of Urban Hang Suite, an Internet company, she specializes in social networking and promoting community service for African American professionals in Washington, DC. Currently, Greene serves as President of the Women’s Media Center, a media advocacy and training organization that works to increase women’s power and visibility in media.
Politics, public policy, and activism have been a mainstay of Green’s life. She has traveled to Botswana and South Africa on behalf of the United States Information Agency to teach politicians and activists how to get young people involved in the election by using grassroots organization and popular culture. As the daughter of Liberian exiles, she has firsthand knowledge of the realities of war and social disorder. By witnessing her family’s ordeal in Liberia, she gained a true sense of democracy and the freedoms that are inherent in it.
Ernie was perfect for our Elders Conference at Little River Casino Resort in Manistee, Michigan. We will definitely be using PDA again!
LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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